Beyond the Vineyards: Sample Northern Portugal & Spain
Venture along the vineyards of northern Portugal and Spain to taste regional delicacies, learn local history and discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this inspiring adventure.
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Program No. 22812RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Rooted in ancient tradition passed down from generation to generation, the unique winemaking process of Spain and Portugal produces some of the best wines in the world. From the sweet, fortified wine of Porto to the rich, bold reds of Ribera del Duero, learn about northern Spain and Portugal on a journey from vineyard to vineyard. Study the specialized process and then uncover how this industry impacted affected the region’s economy and environment. When you’re not sampling the local vino, explore seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, experience a treasure trove of Roman history and taste a variety of delicious cuisine as you learn how time-honored traditions paved the way to a fruitful future.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore lush, family-owned gardens in Quinta da Aveleda before tasting the region's famous “vinho verde.”
  • Savor Portuguese cuisine during a hands-on cooking class with a local chef and gourmet dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Trace Roman history through the towns of Lugo, Las Medulas and Leon, and marvel at the well-preserved Roman aqueduct in Segovia.
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